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Re: Ibitira update

Ron Baalke wrote:
> I wrote:
> >The parent body of all eucrites is strongly
> >suspected to be the asteroid
> >Vesta.  This is based on spectra which match up surprisingly well between
> >eucrites and Vesta.  Hubble Space Telescope images of the asteroid
> >also shows evidence of lava flows, which fits in well with eucrites
> >since they are basaltic rocks.

This seems EXTREMELY speculative based on the images that are available.
Please expound
on WHY scientists think the "light" areas on Vesta are lava flows.

Matt Morgan
Colorado Geological Survey
Mile High Meteorites